Elmore (Hardcover)

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Elmore is a porcupine, covered with prickly quills that make it a little difficult for him to make friends. Though he enjoys solitude, he does long for some company. While talking with his uncle about the issue, he has a brilliant idea: to make quill pens for all of his forest peers! The critters love their new pens, and write him wonderful notes. Elmore understands that the forest critters are only afraid of the quills because they are new and unfamiliar. His lovely idea introduces his quills to his potential friends in a positive light.   

Bonus: Hundred Acre Wood-reminiscent illustrations that make me warm inside. 

— From Kids Book Recommendations


The creator of the Toot & Puddle series brings us Elmore--the warmhearted porcupine sure to steal the hearts of a new generation of Holly Hobbie fans

Elmore is a porcupine desperate to make friends. But it is hard to seek closeness with others when you're covered with spikes that shoot off your back every so often. Elmore suffers rejection and heartbreak, but the goodness of his forest community ultimately shines through as the animals find a way to connect with this prickly bundle of love.

Holly Hobbie is the creator of the beloved Toot & Puddle series and now brings us a character for the next generation. Just as charming, funny, and good-hearted as her little pigs, Elmore the porcupine will snuggle and prickle his way securely into the picture-book canon.

About the Author

HOLLY HOBBIE has worked as an artist for more than forty years and is the author of eleven highly acclaimed Toot & Puddle picture books. She most recently created the picture book A Cat Named Swan and wrote and illustrated her own picture-book memoir, Everything but the Horse: A Childhood Memory. Holly and her husband, Doug, live in Massachusetts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781524718633
ISBN-10: 1524718637
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 30th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English